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Edward Stickel collection of railroadiana

1931-1987
 Collection
Accession: 2056

Abstract

Edward R. Stickel (1928-2008) worked for the Penn Central Transportation Company, Amtrak, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). His collection consists of copies of official documents relating to the commuter rail operations of SEPTA and its predecessors.

Dates

  • 1931-1987

Extent

2.1 Linear Feet

Biographical Note

Edward R. Stickel (1928-2008) worked for the Penn Central Transportation Company, Amtrak, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Stickel was born in Newark, New Jersey, on February 20, 1928, and received an engineering degree from Syracuse University. He was General Superintendent of the Wilmington Shops of the Penn Central Transportation Company, and later of Amtrak, and then Chief Mechanical Officer of SEPTA, which in 1983 assumed the operation of the Philadelphia area commuter rail system formerly operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and the Reading Company. He died in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 20, 2008.

Scope and Contents

The Edward Stickel (1928-2008) collection consists of copies of official documents relating to the commuter rail operations of SEPTA and its predecessors and on rail transit generally. The documents include reports, specifications, rule books, safety manuals, and employee timetables. Of particular note are specifications for the original Budd "Pioneer III" car designs of 1956, a nationwide inventory of rail transit vehicles (1977), and a similar illustrated study of transit car costs (1975).

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Edward Stickel collection of railroadiana
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400